2. National City Bank, Banking Hall

“National City Bank.” Electrical New York (1916)

This drawing shows the interior of 55 Wall Street, built in 1842 for the Merchants’ Exchange. It has been home to the New York Stock Exchange, used as the US Customs House, headquarters of National City Bank (now Citibank), and the Regent Wall Street hotel. Bailey’s drawing shows the banking hall, the product of a remodeling and expansion in 1908-1910, designed by architects McKim, Mead, and White.

The building is now Cipriani Club Residences with high-end luxury condos and the banking hall is used as an event space.